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Issue Number: #1292
Date: Sunday 5th June 2016
Editor: Alan Watson QSM
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. VANISH - International Magic Magazine
3. Richard Jones Britain's Got Talent 2016 Winner
4. Film Review: 'Now You See Me 2'
5. The Magic Word: Richard Osterlind - Mysteries Revealed
6. Going The Distance - #402 - Kyle Peron
7. Tommy Wonder's Brother
8. Magic Museum In Sweden
9. Escape or Die!" WINS Best Canadian Documentary Series
10. Unbelievable? Magic-Fest Convention
11. Broken Wand - Stanley B. Adair (1919 - 2016)
12. New Sydney Magic Venue Australia
13. The I.B.M. Convention - The Lance Burton Teen Seminar!!!!
14. Magic Benevolence Projects Wanted
15. Calculated Risk By Michael Murray
16. FISM 2018 Open For Registration
17. e-zine Archives
18. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
Fabulous.... Kiwi performer gets standing ovation on America's Got Talent. The clip has now gone viral with 8,163,591 views at the time of this posting.

Tape Face: Strange Act Leaves the Audience Speechless - America's Got Talent 2016 Auditions


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2. VANISH - International Magic Magazine
Message by Paul Romhany - Editor VANISH - International Magic Magazine

The very latest edition both in Hard Copy and Online is out NOW. Ben Robinson writes an in-depth article and interview with Editor Paul Romhany to see what drives him to put out the world's largest magic magazine both printed and online, as well as how he juggles life as a busy performer and family man.

There is lots of interactive magic to watch online including tricks by David Penn and Sean Heydon, Butzi, Thom Peterson, Louie Foxx, Alexander Erohin, Steve Gutenberg and Diamond Jim Tyler.

Timothy Hyde continues his Ten Little Secrets this time looking at how best to approach magic conventions. Christina Nyman shares a story on Alan and Fashion and Magic.

Russ Stevens has become the force behind magicians in the UK doing so well on Britians Got Talent and Russ takes time out of his schedule to chat to Romany about his time on the show. Nick Lewin interviews Diamond Jim Tyler and has a tribute to Roy Jonshon.

Nicole Lee shares photos and a story on So Safari Camp - one of the most successful magic camps in North America.

As usual we review the very latest magic products with over 30 product reviews.

All this and more in VANISH - International Magic Magazine

3. Richard Jones Britain's Got Talent 2016 Winner

By Andrew Bullock

BGT 2016: Richard Jones moved to tears as he's crowned Britain's Got Talent winner

Magician Richard Jones has won Britain's Got Talent 2016, following his surprise performance involving the country's oldest conjurer Fergus Anckorn.

Article go to: http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/674819/BGT-2016-Richard-Jones-tears-crowned-Britains-Got-Talent-winner-Simon-Cowell-Amanda-Holden

Who is Richard Jones? Britain's Got Talent 2016 winner revealed

Article go to: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/who-richard-jones-britains-talent-8074441

4. Film Review: 'Now You See Me 2'
Article forwarded on by Mel Kientz (US)

Chief Film Critic Owen Gleiberman

"Now You See Me 2" Courtesy Of Lionsgate

Jesse Eisenberg and company are back in a sequel to the 2013 magician heist thriller, and it's an even higher-flying lark, a roller-coaster of teases, fake-outs, and jaw-drops.

"Now You See Me 2" is the kind of sequel that has all but gone out of fashion: a follow-up to a blockbuster so flaky and off-center that even those who made the original probably never expected it to spawn a second chapter. The new film is an even wilder lark-a madly spinning top of a movie, powered by an eagerness to please that somehow comes off as more innocent than calculated.

The film knows that it's playing you, and in almost every scene invites the audience to embrace the fact that it's being played. It now feels downright retro, and maybe even a little exotic - in a good way - to encounter a sequel that isn't all about setting up a five-year plan of franchise plot points. "Now You See Me 2" is more like a giddy piece of cheese from the '80s, a chance to spend two more hours with characters we like, doing variations on the things that made us like them in the first place. The revisit, in this case, is well-earned, and fans of the original - as well as new converts - are likely to turn out in droves.

Three years ago, the first "Now You See Me" was an irresistible fluffier-than-air concoction - a grand-illusion thriller, drawing on elements from Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" and Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's" series, that kept yanking the rug out from under the audience, and each time that happened it gave you a rush. With its nattering, ultra-competitive band of rogue magician heroes, and a plot so elaborate it was like a Rubik's Cube nestled inside a set of Russian dolls, the movie was exuberantly clever and also borderline preposterous. The way the intricacy kept shading off into absurdity was all part of its diabolical corny charm.

In "Now You See Me 2," the infamous tricksters known as the Four Horsemen are back, toying with our heads in even more delirious - and ridiculous - ways. They're now underground legends, known for having pulled off an elaborate heist right in the middle of a magic show, and this is one of those movies in which the bravura of each character gets kicked up a notch, according to the rock-star logic of sequels. When Woody Harrelson's Merritt McKinney, the hypnotist in a pork-pie hat, reduces his targets to a putty-like trance, he now does it with even more smirky panache.

Dave Franco's sleight-of-hand artist Jack Wilder flips a deck of cards around like the Paganini of street showmanship, and Jesse Eisenberg, as group leader J. Daniel Atlas, exudes a newly understated confidence that looks great on him, and that comes as a relief after the genius-geek jibber-jabber of his slipshod demonic performance in "Batman v Superman."

Isla Fisher, who is not rejoining the party, has been replaced by the ingratiatingly antic Lizzy Caplan as Lula, who gets right onto the film's wavelength of gaga showmanship in a scene where, having snuck into Daniel's apartment, she fakes her own death by guillotine (a startling visual effect) and just keeps on talking. That lets you know that she's in the right place. The Horseman are a team, deeply loyal to each other, but they're also rivals who interact in a dizzy flurry of one-upmanship.

Early on, they're doing a stage show that involves hypnotizing the CEO of a tech company and getting him to reveal the fascist truth about himself, but just when it looks like the scheme is working, the tables get turned. They're forced to flee the stage, leaping from a rooftop down into a giant tube, where they slide for about 30 seconds until they pop out the other side…in China. It says something about the way "Now You See Me 2" manipulates the power of suggestion that we actually think for a moment, "Could that really have happened?" At the same time, we're avid to know how it did happen, and the movie keeps our curiosity suspended, juggling its mysteries like balls in the air.

Our heroes, it turns out, have landed in Macau, where they've been recruited by Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), and a smug mastermind who's been hiding off the grid. He orders them to perform a do-or-die mission: They must steal a circuit known as "the stick," which has the power to de-encrypt any computer program on earth. "Steal something," whines Merritt, "for this narcissistic little man-boy?" The line is a compliment to Radcliffe's performance. All bearded creepy grins, he makes Walter a megalomaniac imp, like the world's youngest Bond villain.

The sequence in which the Horsemen talk their way into a heavily guarded vault to steal the stick is a stupendously staged piece of dream-time deception. The film's director is Jon M. Chu (taking over for Louis Leterrier), who made the surprisingly hypnotic second and third "Step Up" dance films, and he treats this heist like a piece of pure choreography, with the stick embedded in an ace of spades that gets flipped and cupped and tossed from one Horseman to another. Can we believe what we're watching? Of course not! But the beauty of it is that you still do.

The pleasure of "Now You See Me 2" is that the Horsemen perform magic with literal human powers. They're superheroes of the mind. Of course, the movie cheats right and left to let them do that, so we can't take their virtuosity of illusion all that seriously. Yet it sure is fun to pretend that they - or anyone - could wield that level of mastery.

The movie folds a joker into its deck by casting Harrelson in a second role as Merritt's evil twin brother, who sports gleaming teeth and a delivery that makes him sound a bit like Sammy Davis Jr. (He's funny…sort of. For a while.) It also attempts to expand the gamesmanship into an emotional experience by deepening the character of Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), the FBI agent who's chasing the Horsemen down but is actually their secret confidante/mole/honorary ringleader.

The script, by Ed Solomon, provides him with a backstory - as a boy in 1984, he watched his magician daddy drown in a trunk, like a failed Houdini. And though it's a bit of a cliché, Ruffalo, with his addled sincerity, makes it work. What works less well is Dylan's vendetta against Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), the magic debunker he blames for his father's death. He breaks Thaddeus out of prison, all to take revenge on him, and this leads to a series of who's-zooming-who convolutions that must have looked perfect on paper but that play, in the movie, a little abstractly, even as Freeman lends his scenes a majestic twinkle.

Glitteringly shot by Peter Deming, and edited by Stan Salfas with impressive rapid-fire precision, "Now You See Me 2" hurtles along - a roller-coaster of teases, fake-outs, contrivances, and jaw-drops. The film counts on our desire to see the Horsemen stage one more global broadcast of show-stopping illusion, only to strand them, as prisoners, aboard a private plane. We keep thinking: When is the climax going to arrive? And the joke, of course, is on us. In "Now You See Me 2," there is always more than meets the eye, maybe because the film itself never stops winking.

Film Review: 'Now You See Me 2'
Reviewed at Magno 2, New York, May 27, 2016. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Running time: 126 MIN.

A Lionsgate release of a K/O Paper Products production, presented with Summit Entertainment in association with TIK Films. Produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen. Executive producers, Kevin De La Noy, Louis Leterrier, Ed Solomon, Qiuyun Long. Co-producer, David Copperfield.

Directed by Jon M. Chu. Written by Ed Solomon; story, Solomon, Peter Chiarelli; camera, Peter Deming (color, widescreen); editor, Stan Salfas; music, Brian Tyler; production designer, Sharon Seymour; costume designer, Anna B. Sheppard; casting, Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood.

Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine.

5. The Magic Word: Richard Osterlind - Mysteries Revealed
Message by Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

Richard Osterlind has been one of the most prolific and successful mentalists over the past 40+ years. He believes that there is no mentalist that has produced as many instructional DVDs as he has. He is well known as an instructor and performer and one of his Penguin lectures is legendary having gone on for over five hours of premium content.

In this week's podcast, Richard talks about his workshop that he teaches, his philosophy on use of electronics in mentalism, what he believes is "pure mentalism", and more. You can watch a video promoting his newest DVD, "Eerie", enter the contest to win a copy of "Eerie", see some photos, read the blog, get some website links, listen to the podcast online, and download the MP3 files at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/295-richard-osterlind

Congratulations to the winners of last week's contest for a PDF copy of "Creating the Paranormal Experience": Magister Freud and Daniel Norat. Be sure to enter the new contest this week for a free copy of Richard Osterlind's newest DVD, "Eerie".

6. Going The Distance - #402 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron

I wanted to take some time out to write about something that I like to call "Going the Distance". Basically I am asking you how far are you willing to go for your kid's show client and to perform the best that you can?

I can only answer for myself, but to me, going the distance is far more than just showing up and doing a good show, getting my money and leaving. For me going the distance is all about being a professional kid show entertainer on and off the stage and starts from the moment I make initial contact with the prospect to even far after I am done the performance.

It is a shame to think that we magicians and kid show performers are seen fairly low on the performing arts totem pole. This is just reality and it is often this mindset that our clients tend to have when they think about a children's magician. We often get stereotyped and they expect a certain thing or a certain person when really we know there is far more to it than that.

So already going the distance seems like running a marathon before we even get to the starting gate. However, I am one magician who is willing to take on that marathon because I feel I am worth it, my client is worth it and the kids certainly are worth it.

My goal is to educate my client first when I have the opportunity to do so. It is not my client's fault that they may have this perceived impression about who I am or about what kid show magicians are all about. They see things on TV and so they have an impression long before they call us. Regardless of whether this impression is right or wrong, we must be able to combat it in a way that educates our client without putting them down. I feel we can do that.

The first step is changing the perceived impression the client may have in their heads as to what a kid show magician is. We must first be able to listen to the client. Often times we are so much in a hurry to sell to them, that we forget to stop and listen to what they are saying. When we learn to listen, we can often get an idea about what they may THINK we are about and you may also get to understand their concerns.

If I do not listen properly enough, then my client will only see me as another product. Instead of being Kyle Peron, I am seen as magician A, B or C. Well I do not know about you, but I take great pride in who I am and the services I provide to my kid show clients. I strive to NOT be seen as just a product to them.

Part of me going the distance is getting them to see me for who I am and for what I can do for them. So how do I escape from being seen as a product to them? By listening to their needs and by having the ability to both ASK and LISTEN.

I listen first to hear and lock in on items I feel are a concern to them. I then ASK those questions that I need to know to try and meet their needs and find solutions for them. I am not just there to entertain only. For me, going the distance is about becoming a "solutions provider" for my kid show client.

I learn to listen and ask them questions so that I can understand what their needs are for their event. I can then offer the best solutions to solve their problems for them. In doing so, every time I solve a need or problem, their impression and my perceived value will increase ten-fold in my client's eyes. They will come back to me time and again because I am there to solve problems for them. It does make a huge difference and can change the impression they may have had when they first called you. Certainly you do not have to do this at all, but for me, going the distance means that I am there to change their impression of me and to educate them on just how different I am than anyone else they may be considering.

Going the distance then also means being a professional the minute I pick up that phone to long after the kids show gig is over. When I pick up the phone, I must always be in the right state of mind. I may be having a cruddy day, but I must stop those attitudes from interfering on my professionalism when I talk to my prospects on the phone, in person or via e-mail.

I strive to listen on the phone and to answer any questions that they may have and I take however long it takes to answer those questions in detail so that my client feels comfortable with what I will do for them and what I offer.

I go the distance by sending them a confirmation letter in the mail to just simply confirm what we all agreed upon over the phone. This not only protects me but it shows my client that once again I am going well above and beyond what most others may not even do. It also serves as a way for them to feel more relaxed and comfortable knowing that the details are agreed upon by both parties before the event starts.

I go the distance again the day before the event when I try and call just to confirm everything for the next day's event. This is their chance to talk to me about any changes or any concerns that may have come up. Once again I am working on changing their perception of me by making them understand that I will do everything I can to make their event run smoothly and give them 100% effort.

When I am at a gig, I always will act polite and professional no matter what. Even if I am not on stage or if no one is around me, I am polite to everyone I meet and everyone I talk to. I may be having a bad day, or the kids may be hyper, but that cannot distract me from going the distance and being a professional. You also never know who knows the client so it is always best policy to be polite and respectful to everyone you met while at the gig.

I go the distance once more by making sure I help the client in any way that I can. If I am done set up for the kid show, I always ask if there is something I can do to help them. If furniture needs to be moved for the show, I am the one to offer to move it and I am also there to move it back after the show is done.

When the show is over, I go the distance by handing the client a thank you letter as my way of saying to them that I appreciate them having me there and that I take pride in the service I provide. I even give them an evaluation form as a way for them to grade me on just how well I have done. A professional is one who never stops learning and trying to improve him or herself.

Now going the distance could stop right here. The gig is over, so why even bother to do anything more than collect your money and forget about it. Well for me personally, that is not good enough. If I want to go the distance, I need to remember the client long after I am done the show.

I do so because going the distance also means never forgetting those folks who have used me in the past. They are valuable to me because they already know what I do and I hopefully have changed their impression about me and what I can provide. Why would I want to forget about them?

Instead I get home and send them a thank you letter for having me there. I stay in contact with them throughout the year and invite them to my public performances. In this fashion I am keeping my name fresh in their minds.

All of this to me is about myself as a performer willing to go the distance for my kid show clients and not feeling like it is work and that it is a bother. To me it has become a habit and one in which I am proud of.

I would like to just ask you all if you are willing to go the distance for your kid show clients? If you are, then how have you gone the distance yourself?

As always, I encourage you the readers to let me know your thoughts. So if you have any thoughts on my articles or suggestions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me directly at magic4u02@aol.com. I would love to hear from you.

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7. Tommy Wonder's Brother
Message by Joseph Finkler

A magic collector colleague is trying to make contact with Tommy Wonder's brother.

If you are able to be of help please contact:

Joseph Finkler
e-mail: joefinkler@gmail.com
Cellular Phone: (604)788-9668

8. Magic Museum In Sweden
Message by Christer Nilsson (Sweden)

The greatest magic museum in Scandinavia - Sveriges Magi-Arkiv i Nyköping - is going to Kolmården where Tim Star is going to open Sveriges Trollerimuseum (The Magic Museum of Sweden).

We have just moved 28 boxes of magic and more will be moved. The Magic Museum of Sweden opened 1st June 2016. The owner of Sveriges Magi-Arkiv Christer Nilsson will still have his big magic exhibition I Kulturhuset Slottsvakten in Nyköping.

You can follow this on www.magiarkivet.se

9. Escape or Die!" WINS Best Canadian Documentary Series
Message by Dean Gunnarson

Escape or Die!

2016 Golden Sheaf Winner

On Saturday, May 28, at the Yorkton Film Festival, North America's oldest and longest running film festival, Escape or Die! was named winner of the Best Canadian Documentary Series.

"Thank you to Far Point Films and Peace Point Rights for believing in me and giving me an amazing and talented group of people that made this show so great!" said Dean Gunnarson.
He goes on to say "Thanks also to the cast, crew, my magician friends around the world and everyone else that helped make this happen. This is a dream come true."


Escape or Die! and can be seen across Canada on City TV several times a week, click for schedule: www.citytv.com/winnipeg/schedule/ The show is also broadcast in China, Asia,
India, Brazil, Mexico, and many other countries.

10. Unbelievable? Magic-Fest Convention
Register NOW and SAVE $10.00!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Avoid the registration lines. REGISTER Online at www.TampaMagicClub.com

Click on the "Registration" tab and then the "MagicFest" hyperlink.

For additional Convention information, click on the "Convention" tab.

What Is Magic-Fest?

Simply THE Best One Day Magic Convention in the USA!

Here's what's scheduled:
3 Fantastic Lectures!
R. Paul Wilson will be our feature lecturer. This will be no ordinary lecture. First, Paul rarely lectures and this will be his only Florida and USA lecture. He is the world's foremost expert on cons and scams, a master magician, a speaker, an author, and a recognized authority on the art of deception (www.conartist.tv). This will be a 90 minute lecture by one of the best magicians in the world!

Mike Pisciotta is an exciting bar magician who performs nightly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood! Mike has released his highly acclaimed DVDs. Mike is the "The World's Greatest Magician and Hyperbole Expert" who serves as the resident bar magician for the Academy of Magical Arts at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Mike just recently was nominated and WON as the "Close-up Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts.
Here is his website: (www.mikepisciotta.com)
Don't miss this lecture by one of magic's rising stars!

Joey Evans Joey Evans, a Ring friend and local talent who's "Impossibly Funny" Comedy Magic Show blends hilarity and astonishment in an award winning approach to entertainment (www.impossiblyfunny.com)

TC Tahoe, winner of the Academy of Magical Arts Parlour of Prestidigitation "Magician
of the Year" award, will provide his unique blend of comedy and world class magic skills to
serve as this year's "Master of Ceremonies"!

Close-Up Show
What a lineup - R. Paul Wilson, Mike Pisciotta and Joey Evans will all perform in the show. If that wasn't enough, the very funny TC Tahoe has been added to the show as the MC. We will have a jumbo screen and projector for all lectures and the Close-Up show, so everyone can see the magic.

Our very special MC for the day will be TC Tahoe. TC is an outstanding magician in his own right and he is sure to keep the day moving right along with his funny and comedic talents.

Dealers Room and Flea Market Tables
Good News & Bad News! The Bad News is -- there are no more Dealers tables available BUT there are some Flea Market tables still available. The Good News is we've sold out -- so the Dealers Room will be the place to hang out as we've lined up some wonderful Dealers as well as 8 Flea Market tables where you are sure to find some magical treasures!

For Dealer or Flea Market Table information, contact Gary Barker, Convention Dealer Room
Chairman at info@themagicemporium.net.

Convention Location
We are having the convention at John Trinkle Center, 2001 E. Cherry Street, Plant City Florida.

Hotel rooms are available at $129 per night at the Holiday Inn Express located at 2102 N. Park Rd., Plant City, FL. The phone number is 813-719-3800. Just be sure to say that you are attending the "MagicFest" convention to get that rate.

The early registration fee is STILL ONLY $40 (same price as last year) and $50.00 at the door and register and save $10.00!

Unbelievable - 3 Fantastic Lectures, a Close-Up Show with 4 Outstanding Magicians and a jam packed Dealers Room with Flea Market tables. All for ONLY $40.

You can pay online at www.TampaMagicClub.com and pay with Pay Pal or call Melissa Spanola at 813-885-2449 to pay by credit card.

Registration opens at 8:30 am.

Dealers Room opens at 9:00 am and our first lecture starts at 9:30 am.

The convention ends at 5:30 pm. So this is a FULL day of FUN and MAGIC that you don't want to miss.

Check online for the full schedule.

If you have any questions, give me a call.

Frank Velasco, Convention Founder and Lecture Chairman

Bonus - Extra Charge Workshop

The Magic Emporium is hosting an extra charge event on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 - a R. Paul Wilson Workshop.

Paul will hold a very rare hands-on workshop for a limited number of magicians. This unbelievable workshop will start at 12:00 pm at The Magic Emporium.

The cost is only $60 and seating is limited. Don't be turned away!

Call Gary Barker at 813-265-WAND to reserve your spot before this event is sold out.

11. Broken Wand - Stanley B. Adair (1919 - 2016)
Message by Steve Varro
President / International FCM

Stanley B. Adair (1919 - 2016)

Stanley B. Adair of Sacramento, California went Home to be with his Heavenly Father on April 18, 2016 at the age of 96. Stan was born November 9, 1919 and raised in San Francisco. He is survived by brother Lee Adair, 4 daughters Colleen Whitcombe, Karen Schanzenbach, Candy Aluli, and Kitty Vicars, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Rose Adair.

He was the founder of The International Fellowship of Christian Magicians. The FCM started in 1953 as a small local group of Gospel performers, in an effort to encourage and uplift each other.

This small group grew to become a worldwide organization, with regional conferences in several states and countries. The organization holds its annual Convention in Nashville at the Trevecca Community church on the campus of Trevecca University Campus.

This year's event is July 25 to 29 (for more information go to www.fcm.org).

12. New Sydney Magic Venue, Australia
Message by Bruce Glen (Australia)

Sydney is set to gain a new, weekly parlour show within one of the city's most beautiful historic buildings.

Every Friday, Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician will host just 70 lucky people at his Magical Soirées.

The venue: The Royal Automobile Club of Australia is located next to the tourist hub of Circular Quay and The Rocks (not far from Sydney Opera House).

The Magical Soirées concept was inspired by Robert-Houdin, Hofzinser, Malini and of course Steve Cohen - whose Chamber Magic shows are essential viewing for anyone visiting New York.

An extensive marketing campaign will promote the shows as a unique Sydney event for tourists and locals alike.

Bruce describes his performance style as "storytelling magic for adults - but not necessarily grown-ups" and, at his Magical Soirées, the stories will be about Sydney and some of its characters.

When: 7:33pm (approx.) - every Friday - 2016

Where: The Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie Street, Sydney (Cnr Albert Street) … Two minutes from Circular Quay.

Tickets: $75 (includes drink & canapés on arrival)

Bookings Are Essential: Book online at www.GentlemanMagician.com.au

Further information: Bruce Glen +61 (0)412 110 959 bg@GentlemanMagician.com.au


13. The I.B.M. Convention - The Lance Burton Teen Seminar!!!!
Message by Becki Wells (US)

For our younger magicians (ages 13-19) don't forget the I.B.M. Endowment and Development Fund will be presenting the Lance Burton Teen Seminar immediately before the convention - June 30 - July 2. If you are registered for the convention - you can attend this event at no extra charge. This year's event will be presented by Master Magicians Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger with Special Guest - Michael Ammar. Since 2003, this has been the premier seminar for young magicians. Join us and see why! For more information, contact Becki Wells at beckiwells@cox.net.

To register go to http://www.magician.org/convention/upcoming-convention
Today! San Antonio here we come!

14. Magic Benevolence Projects Wanted
Message by Dennis Schick (US)

Dennis Schick, Assistant Editor of the IBM's monthly magazine, The Linking Ring, has been writing a series of articles on the Benevolence of Magic since the December 2012 issue. To date, he has highlighted over forty giving-back projects and activities of individual magicians as well as groups and organizations. Many are various kinds of fund-raising; others are simple acts of bringing joy and laughter to people in need, such as orphan children or senior citizens. Projects so far range from Kevin Spencer's Healing of Magic and Magicana's Sharing Wonder, to Magicians Without Borders, Magic is Medicine, and Michael Finney's Foundation.

If you do or know of good examples of magic used for good causes, please contact Dennis at crylds@att.net as soon as possible. Thank you.

15. Calculated Risk By Michael Murray
Review by Paul Romhany

This 54 page book now contains all of the following and more:

Calculated Risk (Feature routine) - Unlock TWO borrowed mobiles in an incredibly easy fashion

Perfect Opener - The spectator names ANY four digits, they are typed into your genuine phone lock screen and your mobile opens

iSwami - A method for using the iPhone calculator to seemingly predict any two digit number

One in Ten Thousand - Have a spectator intuit (or predict) any four digit number/pin code/unlock code

Feedback - Did you know your iPhone has a memory for numbers?

Phone Clone - Show just how vulnerable out phone security system actually is

Identity Theft - A method for stealing your spectator's identity

Frosties Reveal - Reveal your spectators exact date of birth or star sign

Noted - The notes application on either your or the spectators mobile will become your new peek device

Note: Although the primary effect and a few others will work with any iPhone, a couple of the routines do require the use of newer iPhone models.

My Thoughts:
There is nobody I know who has given more thought and created more routines with an iPhone than Michael Murray. He must sleep with his damn iPhone and think about it every waking minute, and we magicians are that much luckier for it. My first encounter with Michael was a few years ago in a magic shop where he was able to unlock my phone with my password. I was floored!!

Since then Michael has released several books and effects on iPhone magic and Calculated Risk + is the method he used to unlock mine. You receive a booklet with well written notes and presentation ideas plus some additional routines and ideas at the back. Basically what he has done is turned an iPhone in to a peek device so you can see numbers and other information.

One of the things Michael does is try and figure out ways to use APPS without actually using an APP, in other words come up with a way to mimic what an APP might do. .This now allows him to perform the magic using a spectator's iPhone. Some of these ideas are also included in the book. He has also included some nice ways to reveal zodiac symbols and give readings using a phone.

Michael has played around with the characteristics of an iPhone until he has discovered things it can do that people just don't know about. Calculated Risk is one such thing and I am sure nobody will know the method unless they were the actual creator of the APPLE calculator! It is these characteristics that enable you to get the passwords and then reveal them in a mysterious way.

The method is clever and very simple and after reading this you'll be able to do it. The only memory work you need to do is remember a passcode once you have gained the knowledge. In this routine you actually get two passcodes from two different people, but Michael gives a very good way to remember the passcodes (only 4 numbers really for each code). I don't like any memory work but I do love this.

One of my favorite routines in here is called "One in Ten Thousand," where a spectator unlocks YOUR phone.

I suggest you follow along the instructions with a phone in hand and you'll soon learn just how easy it is to do the Calculated Risk effect. It's a terrific routine that you can do with any borrowed iPhone (works better on later models). This is definitely something you will want to know because you can do it at anytime and anywhere. There are also video links so you can watch online with the effect Calculated Risk.

I think every magician should own this and be able to do this. It's one of those tricks that really plays in to people's emotions. Michael shares his routines and patter and gives reason to connect with people. Very highly recommended.

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Message by Joan Caesar (Canada)

FISM in South Korea

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